Parvo

Hi.

I had a bulldog puppy about 4 months ago that had parvo. He recovered from it. We are planning on getting a new Bully in about 3 weeks and are worried about the parvo. What measurements can we take to ensure that our new baby does not get Parvo as well?

Kathy Ollie Chester and Newman's picture

So glad your pup recovered...

make sure you get the puppy shots on time and do NOT take the pup anywhere in public until the entire series of puppy shots are finished.  I was at Home Depot last weekend and some customers there had a tiny 10 week old puppy with them, too young to have finished shots and exposed to all the germs and bacteria from other dogs that have been there.  

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Deb and MacKenzie and Ester's picture

Parvo

How did your puppy get parvo?  Was the puppy sick when you got it?  The puppy you purchase should be from a reputable bulldog breeder,  that breeder should have a well puppy check done by their vet around 7 weeks, the puppy should not go to the new buyer until 9 week minimum peferrable 10 wks, so by this time the puppy should have 2 sets of puppy shot, minimum of 1.  Then as the buyer you should take the puppy to your vet within 10 days (our as set forth in the contract) and have the puppy well checked by your vet, another possible set of shots.  By 16 weeks the puppy should have all shots (exception rabies).  I do not recommend rabies be given under 6 months.  Once the puppy has the full sets of shots then and only then should it be taken out to the public.  Parvo is extremely contagious, can come into the home on your shoes.  Any one who touches the puppy should sanitize their hands.

I was at my nail salon and someone had a 7 wk old Pug puppy, really a no no. 

Good luck with the new puppy.

Deb and MacKenzie and Ester's picture

Parvo

How did your puppy get parvo?  Was the puppy sick when you got it?  The puppy you purchase should be from a reputable bulldog breeder,  that breeder should have a well puppy check done by their vet around 7 weeks, the puppy should not go to the new buyer until 9 week minimum peferrable 10 wks, so by this time the puppy should have 2 sets of puppy shot, minimum of 1.  Then as the buyer you should take the puppy to your vet within 10 days (our as set forth in the contract) and have the puppy well checked by your vet, another possible set of shots.  By 16 weeks the puppy should have all shots (exception rabies).  I do not recommend rabies be given under 6 months.  Once the puppy has the full sets of shots then and only then should it be taken out to the public.  Parvo is extremely contagious, can come into the home on your shoes.  Any one who touches the puppy should sanitize their hands.

I was at my nail salon and someone had a 7 wk old Pug puppy, really a no no. 

Good luck with the new puppy.